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fTSDAY, M4fAV19, 1942



Plans Outlined WAA Had Humble
For Orientation As Athletic Commit


In 1893

tee Of League


Summer Program Discussed
At League Meeting Yesterday
At a meeting held in the Kalama-
zoo Room of the League at 5 p.m.
yesterday, plans were outlined for
summer orientation by Virginia Cap-
ron, '43, chairman of the freshman
program, and Gloria Donen, '43,
transfer chairman.
Beginning at 10 p.m. June 10, the
transfers will have their first meet-
ing in the Kalamazoo Room of the
League while the freshman program
begins the same day at 12:30 p.m.
Because only a small group of
transfers are expected to enroll here
for the Summer Session, a limited
program will be in force. Advisers
will be stationed in the League all
day to answer the questions of the
women. If the need arises, they will
be organized into groups
Freshman orientation for the sum-
mer will be similar to that of the fall
term. Regular groups will be headed
by advisers. They will take the new
students on tours of the campus,
answer problems, and help in regis-
The program will last from June
10 through June 15. Advisers have
not yet been chosen, but many of
them will be picked from the list al-
ready appointed for the fall.
Alpha Sigma Phi recently elected
their officers for the coming year.
John Averill, '43A, was elected presi-
dent; Robert Yoder, '43A, vice-presi-
dent; John Erpelding, '43, treasurer;
George Wolf, '45, secretary; Lincoln
Aldridge, '44E, corresponding secre-
tary, and James Conquillard, '45A,
(Continued from Page 4)
The Hopwood Lecture: Mr. John
Crewes Ransom, author, and editor
of the "Kenyon Review," will give the
Hopwood Lecture today at 4:15 p.m.
in the Rackham Lecture Hall. An-
nouncement will also be made of
major and minor Hopwood Prizes for
Events Today
The Romance Language Journal
Club will hold its final meeting for
the year today at 4:15 p.m. in the
East Conference Room of the Rack-
ham Building,
Professor C. P. Wagner will speak
on, "Some Oriental Sources and An-
alogs of the Caballero Cifar."
The chairman for next year will
be elected.
Graduate students and others in-
terested are invited.
Christian Science Organization will
meet tonight at 8:15 in the chapel
of the Michigan League.
Dramatic Season: "Petticoat Fev-
er," starring Michael Whalen and
Madge Evans, opens tonight at the
Mendelssohn Theatre. Matinees will
be on Thursday and Saturday at
3:15; evening performances tonight
through Saturday at 8:30. Tickets
for all performances are on sale at
the theatre box office.
Dramatic Season Ushers: There
are still a few openings for ushers
for Thursday and Saturday matinees.
Those interested get in touch with
me as soon as possible.
Helen Manchester
Coming Events
Choral Evensong: The Senior Choir
of the First Methodist Church will
present a Choral Evensong on Sun-
day evening, May 24, at 8 o'clock in
the Sanctuary. Guests on the pro-
gram will be the Slauson School

Chorus, directed by Miss Roxy Cowin.
and Emily Mutter Adams, Detroit
violinist. Mary Porter Gwin is the
organist and Hardin Van Deursen
is the director. The public is cordi-
ally invited.


Beginning as an athletic committee
of the League in 1893 with basketball
the only sport, the Women's Athletic
Association has grown into an or-
ganization with membership auto-
matically open to every woman on
campus, with a fine building of its
own and with facilities for some 15
Most of the present activities of
the WAA have an evolutionary his-
tory. Lantern Night grew out of a
pageant and a field day and last
year's "Michelodeon" was the result
of a Penny Carnival staged in 1935.
Broke With League
In 1906 the organization broke with
the League and continued on its
own. Basketball games were still the
main attraction and admission was
charged to attend the games. All
meetings of the executive board and
other committees were held at Bar-
bour gym, while the Palmer Field
"little white house," which is still be-
ing used, served to house equipment
and as an escape from sudden down-
Pins designed of an "M" super-
imposed on "WAA" were sported by
the members of the organization,
which had a closed membership.
Numeral sweaters were awarded to
those achieving 100 points.
Lantern Night Originated
A reaffiliation with the League
came in 1910, and Lantern Night or-
iginated about five years later. A
final break with a new constitution
came about during 1916. At that time
eight sports were being offered, in-
cluding golf and riding. The first'
Are Announced
Over Week-End
The engagement of Doris Rogers,
'44, daughter of Mr. Dorman L. Rog-
ers of Saline, to Theodore Williams
Hart, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herschel
Hart of Detroit, was announced Sat-
urday at a tea given in the Ethel
Fountain Hussey Lounge of the
League. No date has been set for
the wedding.
Both Miss Rogers and Mr. Hart at-
tended Michigan State College, where
the latter was a member of Sigma
Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Miss Rog-
ers transferred to the University this
year and is a Delta Gamma pledge.
Mr. and Mrs. Fra k Quisenberry
Rioux of Detroit have announced the
engagement of their daughter, Mary
Audrey, '43, to 2nd Lieut. Irl D'Arcy
Brent II, son of Lieut.-Col. and Mrs.
I. D. Brent of Detroit. The date for
the wedding has not yet been set.
Second Lieutenant Brent is now
stationed at Fort Knox, Ky. While
attending the University he was a
member of the Union Executive
Council, Scabbard and Blade, and
took part in the Union Opera. He
is affiliated with Theta Delta Chi.

formal installation of WAA Board of-
ficers was a highlight of 1918.
In this same year, WAA decided to
become affiliated with the Athletic
Conference of American College Wo-
men, and tennis tournaments with j
the Michigan Agricultural College
were dispensed with as intercollegiate
competition was against the princi-
ples of the national organization.
In 1921, rifle courses were added,
and swimming became one of the
many sports offered. Cooperation be-
tween the association and the de-
partment of Physical Education came
about at this time, and Dr. Margaret
Bell became a strong assistant in the
activities of WAA. It was through
her help that the organization suc-
ceeded in getting a regular incomeS
for WAA from the Palmer Field Fund.
WAB Completed
Banner year was 1927, when * the
W.A.B. at Palmer Field was com-
pleted. With new energy the organ-
ization then began to undertake sev-
eral projects. Freshman playday and
fashion show during orientation week
became one of the big events. Even
before that, WAA handbooks were
printed and distributed to freshman
during registration.
The outstanding event of 1929 was
the National A.C.A.C.W. Conference
held April 24, in Ann Arbor. The
University WAA played host to 300
delegates from 35 states.
Open membership, making every
woman in the University automati-
cally an inactive member, finally
came about in 1930. Active member-
ship in the association was still lim-
ited, due to the fact that 5 points
and dues were required for this.
House Zoning Instituted
League house zoning took place
soon after, and Installation banquet
in conjunction with the League be-
came part of the WAA tradition in
1933. Lantern Night, which has been
an event every year since 1915, is
now the biggest and most tradition-
ally developed of all WAA activities.
The well-known drive for funds to
build a women's swimming pool be-
gan in 1936, and is one of the main
projects of the WAA at the present
time. However, even during the war
period, work on the project will not
be terminated, although other im-
portant projects will also be stressed.
For during this time, the WAA real-
izes its importance in building up
the endurance of the women of the
War Poster Display
To Be Held In Dorm
An exhibition of war posters of
the United Nations is on display in
the Winchell House lounge, where it
was placed for a tea entertaining the
faculty on Sunday, May 17.
Originals sent from Russia are fea-
tured in the display which is the be-
ginning of a collection of current
war posters. The exhibition will be
continued for ja few days with the
exception of some pieces. It will then
be put on display in the library.

Rates 'A' For Finals
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Crisp Dress Is
Morale will be at its lowest ebb
around campus for the next week or
so; at least after you come out of
that first final, things will look plen-
ty black. The sun won't really shine
for you until you leave the last blue
book, but measures can be taken to
pick up your spirits in spite of the
semester end.
A cool, crisp cotton dress and a
fresh sprig of flowers in your hair
will give you extra confidence when
you face your prof on Wednesday
morning. The classic shirt-waist
with buttons down the front is a
perennial favorite for college women
who wish to look neat and business-
like as well as charming.
White Gold Is Stolen
CHICAGO, May 18.--V-A bot-
tling company complained today,
with all the indignation the circum-
stances impelled, that timely thieves
had stolen 22,700 pounds of sugar
during the weekend.

WAA To Hold
Fashion Show
Board Plans Sports Review
For Freshman Women Sept. 30
Plans for the WAA "Fashion Show
and Sports Demonstration" for
freshmen, to be held Wednesday,
Sept. 30, at Palmer Field, are now
being made by the WAA Board.
Clothes for all sports, date dresses,
campus wear and defense -iotk will
be modeled, according to Esther Stev-
ens, '44. Sports managers of the
WAA Board will be the mannequins
for the sports clothes, and women on
campus will be asked to model the
various other outfits.
Dr. Margaret Bell, head of the
Physical Education Department for
women and Nancy Filstrup, '43, presi-
dent of the WAA, will speak to the
freshman group over a public address
Following this, demonstrations of
the sports offered by the Physical
Education.Department and the WAA
will be presented on Palmer Field.
The various demonstrations will be
planned by the following people:
Betty Hagan, '44, archery; Marjorie
Giefel, '44, badminton, and Barbara
Wallace, '45, golf.
Continuing the list of sports man-
agers are Nancy Bercaw, '43, field
hockey; Dorothy Lundstrom, '45, out-
door sports; Sybil Graham, '44, rid-
ing: Helen Clarke, '43, softball; and
Josephine Lloyd, '44.-tennis.
Enlisting Of Women
In New Army Unit
Opposed By Bishop
FALL RIVER, Mass.--(/)-Bishop
James E. Cassidy of the Fall River
diocese today stood opposed to en-
listment of women in the armed
forces of the United States.
Attacking the newly passed bill for
a women's auxiliary Army corps,
Bishop Cassidy told a congregation
at confirmation ceremonies in St.
Patrick's cathedral yesterday that
he hoped no Catholic woman would
join the corps.
He declared the corps was opposed
by teachings and principles of the
Cathohc Church.
Order your Subscription
Michigan Alumnus

Bicycles For Adults
To Be Rationed Soon
WASHINGTON. -(/P)- The gov-
ernment will begin rationing bicy-
cles in about three weeks, the Office
of Price Administration announced
over the weekend.
At the same time, OPA amended
its orders freezing bicycle sales to
permit manufacturers to ship to dis-
tributors in preparation for rationing.
Children's bicycles were not affect-
ed by the freeze and will not be ra-
All dealers, distributors and manu-
facturers are required to report their
inventories, as of May 8, to OPA's
inventory unit in New York.

Buffaloes Roam
Again In Montana
EKALAKA, Mont.-IP)--Nine un-
invited buffaloes roaming this south-
eastern Montana range basin have
brought a major mystery and a lot
of crop damage.
Everybody thought the last buf-
faloes-in this area were exterminated
50 years ago. The only known sur-
vivors were in a protected herd at
Miles City, but a check showed this
herd intact.
But wherever they came from the
intruders are making themselves at
home, ripping out fences if necessary
to get to more luscious crops.


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side tracked in trivial jnbs. Others
smarter and just as patriotic are
staying on the main line -- via Kath.
ain? Gibbs secretarial training - to
key positions where their college
education is of practical daily value
in the victory effort. Never enough
college women with Gibbs training
to meet the demand!
* College candidates have choice of
Special Course for College Women
or Optional (shorter) Course.
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